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Mar 15, 2011 6:00pm PDT
for it and can't find it. other stores are calling us to see if we have it. we are completely out. >> reporter: potassium iodine helps protect the thyroid gland from a certain type of exposure. even though they say the risk in the united states is low. >> there is no need for concern. >> reporter: the run is on. >> people have been coming in all day and calling. i don't think in the time i have worked here that this is sought after. >> reporter: the demand has shot up on the internet. usually the pills cost about $1. the current price has skyrocketed to about $10 each. >> it shows we have no control over anything really. >> it is not just the pills that have run out. this herb has iodine in it. all gone. if you are really desperate there are alternatives that are still available, including this powdered kelp or dried kelp. >> just as my wife and i have a modest store of dried foods and water and, you know, know where our medicines are, i also that i that under present circumstances it is a good idea to be able to have some potassium iodine on hand. >> it is worth repeating experts from the fed
CBS
Mar 14, 2011 6:00pm PDT
million in structural damage. >>> the direction of the surge was pretty much had us in its, you know, sights. >> reporter: that plus the funnel shape of the harbor magnified the damage. >> as the waves migrated under the murray street bridge it became more of a standing wave. and that's where you seem some of the video that looks like actual surf taking out the docks and boats in the north harbor. once it reaps the end of the north harbor there is nowhere for that energy to go besides bouncing back. >> reporter: state emergency management officials toured the harbor by boat this morning. santa cruz and three other counties are already state disaster areas. state officials hope to make the case for getting federal disaster relief funds which could help the victims recover. >> the first step is to get it safe. the next step is to get it cleaned up. the next step after that is to get it restored. >> reporter: and it is a very long and difficult process. harbor officials here in santa cruz say they probably won't have the harbor open until probably the weekend. it could take longer. this
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